Many new-build home builders are choosing an open-plan layout with plenty of light and a spacious, airy feel. This is where bi-fold doors make a perfect choice over the more traditional option of sliding windows. Read on to find out why.
Bi-fold doors give you the option to bring the outdoors indoors. For example, if your kitchen looks out onto your decking or patio area, bi-fold doors can be opened fully during pleasant summer weather, effectively extending your indoor space and creating a whole new room.
During social occasions your guests will be able to wander freely from the garden or patio into the house. As an everyday perk, your kids and pets will be able to run in and out without the annoying accompaniment of slamming doors.
On days when the weather's not so hot or in the cool of the evening, you have the option to partially open your bi-fold doors, so that you can still enjoy the fresh air whilst controlling the temperature inside your home.
Bi-fold doors look great in your home. Their design is sleek, simple, and contemporary, allowing you a great, uninterrupted view of the outdoors. They also allow lots of light into your rooms, giving your home an airy feel and even making rooms seem much larger and more spacious.
Airflow and energy savings
If you live in a climate where the summers are warm and you are reliant on air-conditioning to keep your home cool, electricity bills can be very high. Bi-fold doors can help to reduce those costs. Simply open your upstairs windows and open the bi-fold doors downstairs to create maximum airflow throughout your home. This makes for a very effective cooling system, enabling you to turn off your air-conditioning for long periods while you're at home, saving you money on energy bills.
Ease of cleaning
Bi-fold doors are very easy to maintain and keep clean. All you need to do is wipe the windows over with a solution of washing-up liquid and water to remove dust and dirt, squeegee the windows to dry them, and then polish them up using a spritz of proprietary glass cleaner and a clean cloth.
The window tracks are easily maintained too. Just wipe them over with a damp cloth once a week or so to remove dust and grit, and the windows will continue to operate smoothly.
These are just a few of the many reasons why your new-build home would benefit from the installation of bi-fold doors. Have a chat with your local supplier for more information and a quote.